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Nosework II
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Nosework is the only activity that allows the dog to live his instincts and use his natural abilities in such an enjoyable way for both himself and his human companion; this helps the dog to find balance and self-confidence and to develop a relationship of serene cooperation with his owner who will discover a new understanding of his dog and of its singular capabilities.

“The dogs that I trained in Angola were capable of finding anti-man mines that had been buried 20 cm underground 10 years earlier. A South African colleague told me about a dog who had signalled the presence of a mine at a distance of 30 metres. Why then are we surprised about Rambo’s excitement when the female who lives 4 kilometres away is in heat?”


There are many different ways to utilize a dog’s sense of smell but they are all based on the fantastic ability that they have to recognize a certain smell and distinguish it from all the rest.

All the activities are explained in a clear and thorough manner and can be taught to our dogs as a motivating and fun game or be used as a starting point for “professional” training as in Dog Units for search and rescue or for the police.

I this DVD we’ll see some scent discrimination games in which the dog must detect and signal the presence of a specific scent (for example a particular substance), or recognise an object that belongs to a particular person (for example its owner) amongst other similar objects.

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Additional information

Turid Rugaas, Anne Lill Kvam
Scent Discrimination
Publication date
Italian, English
Subtitle language
Italian, English
60 minutes

Author profile

  • Turid Rugaas: 

    has been working with dogs for more than forty years. At the end of the 80’s, along with her colleague Ståle Ødegard, she studied, described and systematized “Calming Signals” in dogs. Her books and videos on the subject in their numerous translations have been, and are, amongst the best sellers in the specific field where they constitute recognised points of reference all over the world. The competence and originality of the operative ideas and proposals complement the ability to communicate and teach in such a way that Turid Rugaas is sought for both her complete courses and campus and also for conferences and symposiums in every corner of the world. The message is loud and clear: instruction and “gentle” training based on positive association without any use of those negative.

  • Anne Lill Kvam: 

    her passion for working with dogs began in 1986 when she experienced training her dog for search and rescue. Having successfully attended Turid Rugaas’s school for dog educators, she has worked as a full time instructor since 1996. From 1997 to 2000 she worked in Angola for the “Norwegian Peoples Aid” organization for the clearing of the anti-man mines. She was responsible for the instruction of the dogs and their conductors as well as supervisor in the operations of mine removal. Since returning to Norway she has managed her dog training school “Troll Hundeskole” and has become a highly requested speaker worldwide in particular as an expert in scent discrimination.

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